McKinley Hall, Ohio State Hospital, Massillon, Ohio (1915)

McKinley Hall, Ohio State Hospital, Massillon, Ohio (1915)
Vintage postcard (c. 1915) depicting McKinley Hall and grounds at the Ohio State Hospital in Massillon, Ohio.

The description on the front of the card:
Mc. Kinley Hall, Ohio State Hospital, Massillon, O.

Postmark Date: March 11, 1915

Era: Divided Back Era
Condition: Used

Back of the postcard with a 1915 Massillon, Ohio postmark, flag cancel, and green one-cent stamp. It has a handwritten message to a Miss Myrtle A. Shaub in New Berlin, Ohio.

Publisher: The Rotograph Co., New York City, New York.
Printed in: Germany

The Rotograph Co. of New York City was founded in 1904 by Germans Arthur Schwarz of Neue Photographische Gesellschaft (a major bromide photo paper manufacturer) and Ludwig Knackstedt of Knackstedt & Nather after taking over the National Art Views Co.

Many of their early cards were reprints of black and white or hand-colored National Art postcards and were printed without any letter prefixes. Some of these cards include the Sol Art Prints logo.

This card appears to be in Style E, a view that was printed as tinted halftones with a divided back.
Read more about The Rotograph Co.

Rights Info: Public Domain

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